Blue Jay Lake Organic Farm & CommunityBC V0P 1Z0, Canada organic food farm.
Blue Jay Lake farm is a 300 acre property nestled in Green Valley in the heart of Cortes Island which was formerly an early 1900's homestead. At the time the land was purchased by the Verschuurs in 1990, the only infrastructure (amongst an abundance of forests, fields, bluffs, swamps and three lakes) was a rough road leading towards BlueJay Lake. The land has since been developed into a working farm with 30 acres of field, maintaining the vast majority of the land as wilderness. BlueJay Lake farm now has a driveway, running water, phone lines, an alternative off-grid energy system (solar and hydro), gardens, orchards, greenhouses, rotational grazing fields, a barn, sawmill, 5+ homes and a number of outbuildings. The farm is family and community-run, and focuses on a way of being that is healthy and sustainable for the land and those who live on it.